Can I get disability benefits for Crohns Disease? Crohn’s Disease is a disorder which causes inflammation in the digestive tract; the most common symptoms of Chrohn’s Disease are abdominal pain and diarrhea; severe cases can also cause rectal bleeding, arthritis, weight loss and skin problems.
A person who suffers from Crohn’s Disease may qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits and/or SSI benefits when their Crohn’s causes: (i) persistent and recurrent intestinal obstruction causing abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, etc.; (ii) persistent and recurrent systemic manifestations such as iritis, arthritis, fever or liver dysfunction; (iii) intermittent obstruction due to intractable abscess and (iv) body weight loss-see Listing 5.06 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Having stated this, if you do not “meet or equal” this listing, you may still be entitled to disability benefits if your condition, in conjunction with any other physical or mental impairment, prevents you from returning to work you have done in the past and other substantial work you might be qualified to perform given your age, education and acquired work skills.
If you or a loved one lives in Alabama, you are suffering from the effects of Crohns and you believe you are disabled as the result and are entitled to Social Security Disability or SSI benefits, you do not have to take on the Social Security Administration alone. Please feel free to contact and speak with one of the experienced Alabama Disability Attorneys at Powell and Denny today for a free consultation. Virtual appointments are available through Zoom to better protect you from the coronavirus pandemic.
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